Oldham Council is holding a consultation on a Draft Oldham Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAAMP) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
This consultation will help to inform any future regeneration planning decisions in the town centre.
The purpose of the CAAMP SPD is to understand the significance of Oldham town centre as a conservation area and suggest ways to enhance its character and appearance as well as consider community engagement.
The appraisal proposes that there be four extensions to the existing Oldham town centre conservation area boundary.
It also identifies buildings that could be added to a future ‘local list’ – assets that are significant within the borough.
The public are encouraged to take part in a consultation that runs between 15 February and 15 March 2019.
Councillor Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is an important time for Oldham town centre.
“At Oldham Council we have huge ambition for regeneration in the town centre. We have already successfully transformed the Old Town Hall into a state-of-the-art cinema and restaurant complex and we have plans to breathe new life into the old library building as a Heritage and Arts Centre.
“We have lots of beautiful architecture on our doorstep in Oldham, which we want to protect and preserve as it serves as an important part of our heritage. This means putting to good use what we already have and ensuring any future developments compliment it.
“We want to do everything in our power to encourage people to enjoy everything Oldham has to offer.”
Public drop-in sessions to find out more information on the consultation will be held at Oldham Parish Church (OL1 3AN) on:
• Friday 8 March, 11am–3pm
• Saturday 9 March, 10am–1pm
We welcome your views at these drop-in sessions and there will be questionnaires available for you to fill out.
The questionnaire can also be filled out online at www.oldham.gov.uk/consultations
Alternatively, comments can be emailed to email@example.com or returned by post to the following address no later than by 5pm on 15 March 2019:
Strategic Planning and Information
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Room 310, Level 3, Civic Centre
Please note all comments will be held by the council and will be available to view publicly. Comments cannot be treated as confidential. Your personal information, such as your postal and e-mail address, will not be published, but your name and organisation (if relevant) will.